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  • Lessons Learned in MBS

    Natalya Vinokurova, Assistant Professor, at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania spoke to DS News on what she learned from her research on MBS and if the housing market is poised to deal with the next crisis. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the November issue of DS News...

  • The Rocky Road to Fee Recovery

    A Court of Appeal has limited the lender’s right to recover attorney’s fees after successfully defending against borrower lawsuits challenging a foreclosure. That means a victory in court could still prove costly. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the November issue of DS News, out ...

  • Opportunity Knocks

    Expanding your real estate broker business requires not only recognizing opportunity when it comes calling but also seeking it out in places and with strategies beyond just what has worked before. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the October issue of DS News. ...

  • Zombieland

    Zombie Property Survival Guide

    Even as the housing market booms, vacant and abandoned “zombie properties” continue to plague many municipalities, lingering reminders of the housing crisis. Here’s how the industry and communities around the nation are working together to take down the zombies. ...

  • The Unforeseen Consequences of Dodd-Frank

    A decade after the housing market’s collapse, some impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act on the appraisal industry are only beginning to be felt … and not all of them were anticipated. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the October issue of DS News, out now. ...

And the Verdict Is …

After spending time in prison for bank fraud, a former lawyer is using her story to help others traverse the ethical pitfalls business.

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The Eye of the Storm

When Lewis Lapham wrote, “The state of perpetual emptiness is, of course, very good for business,” he wasn’t referring to the U.S. foreclosure system.

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Counsels Corner: Eric Houser

DS News sat down with Eric Houser to talk the Supreme Court, HBOR, and some of the biggest cases of year. Editor’s Note: this special feature first appeared in the July issue of DS News, available now.

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Ask the Economist: Frank Nothaft

DS News sat down this Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist at CoreLogic to talk economics, health of the housing market, and growth. Editor’s Note: This special feature first appeared in the July issue of DS News, available now.

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Tip of the Iceberg

When will it end? The subject of mortgage mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has been written about extensively since 2010—many articles by yours truly—and at the rate things are going, we’re going to see many more.  Market consolidation in the independent ...

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The Hope of High Tech

Mortgage technology is advancing, but soon the possibilities for servicers will enable faster, better, and higher quality performance than ever before. Editors Note: This feature originally appeared in the July 2017 issue of DS News.

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Leading the Field

With the real estate landscape constantly changing, we spoke with Keith Guenther and the USRES team to get their playbook of customer service commandments culled from 25 years in an up-and-down industry. This article was originally featured in the July print edition of DS News.

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The End 
of an Era: Tozer Talks

Seven years might not seem all that long a tenure in the corporate world, but in the land of political appointees, Ted Tozer’s near-decade at the helm of Ginnie Mae was a true anomaly. Editor's Note: This feature originally appeared in the June 2017 print edition of DS News.

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Limitless Possibilities

Technology has made the mortgage industry faster, more affordable, more compliant, and more convenient—and it’s not done yet. The industry’s top players weigh in on the power of technology, how to harness it, and where it’s headed. With pieces by Jason Allnutt of Auction.com, Rob Pajon of RES.NET, Martin Morzynski of HouseCanary, Dennis Cisterna III of Investability Real Estate, Dominic Iannitti of DocMagic, Cindy Walton of ISGN Corporation, and Jane Mason of Clarifire, this compilation has insights you won’t want to miss. This select print feature originally appeared in the June issue of DS News magazine, available now.

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Before and After the Storm

For homeowners, storm preparedness requires more than keeping a few cases of water on hand, though that is certainly a start. But the need for proper preparation definitely doesn’t apply only to homeowners. Damages can reach well beyond a storm’s physical path to impact all parties involved with a property. What steps can you take as an investor, aggregator, bank, or servicer to protect yourself and your interests this hail and hurricane season?

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